AS TEMPERATURES BEGIN to cool in Los Angeles (average September high temperature is a beautiful 83 degrees), the city hums with activities. The arts scene buzzes with new exhibits at The Broad, The Getty Center, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where a new $659 building proposal by the award-winning Swiss architect Peter Zumthor is moving forward.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
IF IT SEEMS CHICAGO POPS UP in your favorite lifestyle publications at nearly every turn, you’re not imagining things. The city is rife with rave reviews for its dining, arts and culture, attractions and overall travel experience. Recent accolades include No. 1 culinary destination and one of the top three destinations in the world. And this year Chicago ranked No. 7 among TripAdvisor’s top 25 U.S. travel destinations.